Strawberry scented, chocolate covered, and smooth as silk this Chocolate Covered Strawberry Semifreddo makes a lovely after dinner dessert that looks like it came from a 5 star restaurant.
Well, ugh, summer has finally arrived. After weeks of mild temperatures, on and off rain and humidity I could (mostly) deal with, the last few days have been just gross. Yesterday, was basically a swamp with no breeze and even in the shade it was hot. I get it, some people thrive in weather like this. I am not one of them, I spent 7 hours outdoors working (in the shade) and couldn’t wait to just pop into my air conditioned commute home. I do appreciate the MTA’s love for keeping our subways as cold as an ice box. Although I think it’s to make up for standing in those sweltering tunnels waiting for the train to came, but still the first cool breeze when the doors open is a sweet welcome.
Rising temperatures and long days means my productively goes out the door. Am I the only one that happens to? Tell me no, so I don’t sound completely lazy!
There’s no way the oven is going on in this weather and if I had my choice all food would come frozen, fruity and covered in chocolate.
Sadly as a grown up you have to make healthy choices in life but I will say this semifreddo didn’t last that long in the house. Even when the hot weather lazy version of yourself kicks in, I guarantee this will get you in the kitchen.
Semifreddos are really the best summer dessert; semifreddo means half frozen or more or less a frozen mousse that’s light as air and when it begins to melt smooth as silk. You don’t require any fancy equipment to make it, just a whisk, some bowls and a pot of boiling water to set up a double boiler. It does move faster if you use an electric mixer but I think we can work up some energy to do it by hand. Semifreddos freeze hard but in just a few seconds out of the freezer the texture becomes like soft serve.
Convinced enough to make this no-bake treat? How about a secret layer of chocolate crunchies hidden underneath and a thick topping of chocolate ganche. Gorgeous enough to present as a summer birthday cake or eat out of the container in your air conditioned home. Either way works both are delicious.